Top 5 La Liga News: Pele picks 2017 Ballon d’Or WINNER between Ronaldo and Messi

Top 5 La Liga News: Pele picks 2017 Ballon d’Or WINNER between Ronaldo and Messi

Brazil legend Pele believes Cristiano Ronaldo had a better year as compared to Lionel Messi. The striker is considered by many to be the best of all time. His opinion will, therefore, carry a lot of weight. The World Cup winner and former Santos forward is of the opinion that the Portuguese is ahead of the Argentine.

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5. ‘Ronaldo departure will be irreparable loss La Liga’- La Liga President

La Liga President Javier Tebas has said Cristiano Ronaldo is innocent. Real Madrid has been accused of defrauding the Spanish tax authority cash amounting to €14.7 million (£13m/$16.4m). The prosecutor has claimed CR7 business structure between 2011 and 2014 was cleverly crafted to hide money earned through image rights.

“Knowing the environment and the professional that it is, I have no doubt that Cristiano is innocent.

“We live in a time when any news related to the Spanish treasury is to point out criminals. From what I have read, I am convinced that there is no crime.”

The La Liga Chief has made it clear that the League stands to lose immensely if the Portuguese decide to leave. The rivalry between him and Barcelona star Lionel Messi has boosted the League viewership and popularity around the World.

“It is not possible to quantify, but would be very important,’’ continued Tebas.

“Even more so with the international growth of the League. It would be a great loss for us, an irreparable loss. ”

4. Madrid President elected unopposed- to continue until 2021

Florentino Perez has done so well as Real Madrid president that nobody even tried to challenge him in the election. The Spaniard will remain at the helm until 2021. Since he rose back to the top for the second spell, the Los Blancos has lifted 3 Uefa Champions League crowns and 2 La Liga crowns among others. The expected departure of Cristiano Ronaldo will be a massive blow for him if it happens.

3. Barcelona wants Ronaldo to stay at Real Madrid

It is becoming clear that Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will ditch the club this summer. The Portuguese is reportedly unhappy with Spanish prosecutor claim that he evaded paying taxes amounting to €14.7 million. The player has not denied the reports.

Now according to Spanish media outlet Diario Gol, Barcelona does not want the star to leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer. The Catalan chiefs are worried that his sale could hand their rivals a £175m (€200m) war chest to sign top stars in the market.

The cash will give Zidane an advantage in the transfer market. The money will likely be used to buy top stars like Kylian Mbappe and Paulo Dybala from Monaco and Juventus respectively.

2. Madrid to spend €207 million on three players to REPLACE Ronaldo

 

Real Madrid is preparing to spend a total of €207 million on three top stars to try and replace Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese star has reportedly told the La Liga giant he wants to leave the club this summer. The superstar has broken all the goal records since joining in a record fee in 2009. The prospect of losing him could hand Barcelona a chance to dominate the League again.

According to Italian daily Calciomercato, is willing to spend up to €207 million to make sure the team is stable again. The Los Blancos will sign Juventus playmaker Paulo Dybala, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, and Monaco young attacker Kylian Mbappe. The three stars will be expected to make sure Real Madrid remains stable.

1.Pele picks 2017 Ballon d’Or winner between Ronaldo and Messi

Brazil legend Pele believes Cristiano Ronaldo had a better year as compared to Lionel Messi. The striker is considered by many to be the best of all time. His opinion will, therefore, carry a lot of weight. The World Cup winner and former Santos forward is of the opinion that the Portuguese is ahead of the Argentine.

“No doubt. As I mentioned, I think today there’s no doubt the best player, the best scorer & the best forward is Cristiano Ronaldo.” Pele said.

The debate is certainly not based on goals because Barcelona star scored 54 in 52 appearances. The Los Blancos attacker scored only 42 in 46 matches but managed to help his club lift two trophies. The capital club won La Liga for the first time since 2012. He also scored crucial goals to help his club defend their Champions League crown. They became the first club to lift the trophy in two consecutive years.

 

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